Is it possible to eat 10,000 calories in a day?

It’s definitely possible.

Consuming this many calories in a day isn’t uncommon for Olympic swimmers who are training.

This article breaks it down into three 3,000 calorie meals and a 1,000 calorie “snack”:

How Would You Eat Ryan Lochte’s 10,000-Calorie Per Day Diet?

It also gives examples of what each of these meals might look like and I’ll admit, some of these made me a little nauseous just thinking about them.

So… possible? Yes. Enjoyable? Maybe not so much.

My first reaction to this was, “Man he’s lucky he gets to eat 10,000 calories.”

Then, I thought about it some more and I was like, “Shit he HAS to eat 10,000 calories.”

Eating a ton of calories for sports probably isn’t as enjoyable as it seems. In fact, I’m sure elite athletes just view it as a necessary component of training, not fun.

While most normal people who struggle to lose weight wish their energy requirement was higher, these guys probably wish theirs was much lower.


First published on Quora.

Featured image by Evelyn Chin.

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